Sunday, 28 October 2012

A Scottish Adventure - Day 2

Back again at the end of day two. And I have oodles of lovely things to share with you. The sky got brighter as the morning progressed, so we decided to go out and face the elements. First on our list were the coral beaches at Claigan. We parked the car and set off walking.

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 There were breathtaking views around every turn. The colours of the seaweed were just amazing.

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The coral beaches almost appear white. The sand is actually made up from maerl, which is the calcified remains of a type of seaweed growing off the coast.

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We caught glimpses of seals swimming about off the shore too. Really magical!

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Despite the odd shower, the weather didn't spoil our enjoyment of such a beautiful place.

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Of course, with all that walking, you are bound to work up a healthy appetite! We stopped off at Jann's Cakes in Dunvegan for a toastie and some cake. There was so much choice, I wanted a bit of everything! Eventually we settled on a tart made with Skye blueberries and homemade lemon curd.......

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Aren't you impressed that there are two forks?!! Mr JK and I shared a piece and it really was delicious. The lemon curd gave it a lovely tang. Pretty soon, this was the scene ......

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We plan another visit there, purely for research purposes you understand! I promise to make a full report!

After lunch, we took the road to Waternish in search of the Shilasdair yarn shop. More beautiful views, and our first encounter with a sheep!

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The sky was blue and the sun was shining as we stopped to admire the views.

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We followed the road down to the Shilasdair shop, and while waiting for Judi to arrive and open up, we stood and took in the scenery that inspires some of the colours that are dyed here.

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Inside was a treasure trove of yarn, all dyed using natural dyes ......

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There may well have been a purchase or two or three.......... I'm saying nothing!!

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After all that, we got back home just in time to admire the sun setting. This was the view from the cottage. Can't wait for tomorrow - I wonder what we'll get up to? See you soon! xx

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Clicky Needles said...

Come on JK what's in the bag?????????

I am very jealous of your views, have a lovely week. CNx

Helsie said...

After those photos I'm certain we'll have to return. When we were there we managed the walk to a lovely coral beach - so white it reminded us of the sand on our Queensland beaches but the water was freezing. ( Tony stripped off to undies and pretended to go for a swim for our photos !!)
Loving your Skye holiday.

Helsie said...

PS Took me 7 tries to get through the crazy security !!!

Michele in Maine said...

What a lovely and romantic day, Helen! Great views, yummy food, sheep and yarn too? perfect!

Kim said...

Alright you big tease. . . . . spill the bag!

WildflowerWool said...

Yes, what is in the bag?!?!?
What beautiful pictures!

sapphireblue said...

I love all the beautiful colors.

Kat Jorgensen said...

Gorgeous pictures, Helen! Makes me want to be there - right now. And that yarn - yummy!!!! Enjoy every minute of your trip. You deserve it. xoxxo

knitting sandwich said...

oh what gorgeous countryside!

and i'm going to have to echo the others - i want to see in the bag too!! :)